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Effect of Aging in the Structure of Silica Xerogels with Incorporation of Extract’s Leaves

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The spectral fluorescence characteristics of extracts leaves embedded in silica xerogel matrix promoted by aged time was studied. We obtain a higher PSII stability for extract of leaves embedded in xerogel matrix, with concentration of 8 g / 20 ml and water to TEOS molar ratio of 11, which remain bioactive over a very long period of time, whereas for a water to TEOS molar ratio of 5 a blue-shift fluorescence is observed indicating the PSII denaturizing and formation of fluorescing aggregates associated with the activation of carotenoids radicals.

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J. Martínez, E. Espericueta and G. Ortega-Zarzosa, "Effect of Aging in the Structure of Silica Xerogels with Incorporation of Extract’s Leaves," New Journal of Glass and Ceramics, Vol. 1 No. 1, 2011, pp. 7-12. doi: 10.4236/njgc.2011.11002.


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